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Brad Smith
Brad Smith is the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft.

Entries by Brad Smith

Time for an International Convention on Government Access to Data

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 8:38 AM

Last week, President Obama spoke about the role of the National Security Agency and announced some important changes to the surveillance practices of the U.S. government. We appreciate the steps the President announced, which represent positive progress on key issues including privacy protections for non-U.S. citizens. There is more work...

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One Billion Reasons to Celebrate This Time of Year

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 9:35 AM

As most people prepare for the upcoming holiday gift-giving season, at Microsoft we're just wrapping up a favorite time of the year on campus, the Employee Giving Campaign. It's a time when our employees across the U.S. unleash their considerable creativity and passion to raise millions of dollars for...

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How Pink Flamingos Helped Raise $100 million for Nonprofits

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 11:02 AM

If you had visited one of Microsoft's locations in the United States during October you might have found an employee's office filled with pink flamingos. For a small sum donated to a nonprofit of their choice -- and matched by Microsoft -- an employee can have their co-worker's...

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Cloud Computing for Business and Society

(6) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 8:05 AM

Today's digital age has led to tremendous breakthroughs in science, technology, and innovation. One innovation in particular, "cloud computing," or utilizing the Internet for technologies such as online collaboration and data storage, has provided businesses and consumers with a new era of products and services.

While the benefits...

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A Childhood for Every Child: Combating Child Pornography Online

(4) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 11:25 PM

The Internet has dramatically changed the world for the better -- opening up incredible new ways for people and organizations to connect and communicate with others around the globe. Unfortunately, we are also well aware that there are dark corners of the Internet. The same technology that enables people to...

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